Ten Nights of Dreams (Yume j-ya)
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Eleven Japanese filmmakers (including one duo) from all genres and backgrounds gather together under the Nikkatsu banner in order to realize the marvelous stories of novelist Soseki Natsume in this adaptation of the author's enduring episodic tome Ten Nights of Dreams. Each imaginative story takes on a different one of Natsume's surreal dreams, and with such filmmakers as Kon Ichikawa, Takashi Shimizu, Yudai Yamaguchi, and Suzuki Matsuo involved, audiences can rest assured that each one of these tales is told in a distinct and entirely unique style. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's something in these Ten Nights for the dreamer in all of us."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Followers of the new Japanese cinema will enjoy getting an early look at new styles by emerging talents, but these are essentially student films that are not likely to be embraced by the casual moviegoer."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The filmmakers don't solve any riddles but rather pose them in richly varied ways: Ten Nights of Dreams is in the grand, exquisite tradition of the Japanese cinema of the supernatural."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Looking for clear meaning and structured plots? Find another movie. If you're a fan of Asian-style cinematic wackiness, dig in."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"A sometimes terrifying, sometimes wildly amusing and occasionally flat interpretation of Soseki's tales by a who's who of Japanese filmmakers."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
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